Rainbow Bag

This gorgeous 50s inspired bag is made by my very clever mother. She has up cycled original 50s handles and the body of the bag is made by sewing coloured ricrac onto mattress ticking. If you look closely you can see how she has done it. She made this sometime ago, when my late grandmother was still about. Grandma was also an amazing crafter – she tried her hand at everything! The story goes that even in her frail state at the end she was still able choose the next row of colour my mother was to sew on her bag. This is a great sewing project and one that has many memories sewn into each row.

Anna Maria Horner Crush

Anna Maria Horner
Have you noticed that ‘crushes’ seem to be the thing? Another way of saying I like you, respect you and am intrigued by you? I guess I have always been in awe of Anna Maria Hornera fabric designer whose work is full of colour and energy. Furthermore, she  manages to do life with a big family. I have written about her amazing story, keeping her first child and embracing the gift of life, when so many in her situation may have aborted. Her love of family has continued. I was happy to read that she has just had baby number 7, Mary Anna Louisa. Special. And whilst the tumultuous highs and lows of family unfold she manages to create and make and inspire here.